Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has been nominated for the 2020 Canadian Men’s Footballer of the Year Award after his impressive showings for the Gers.
The 32-year-old has been a regular under Steven Gerrard this season, scoring six goals and providing five assists from his 22 appearances in all competitions at club level (WhoScored).
The former Burnley man was on the scoresheet on Thursday as Rangers drew 2-2 with Benfica in the Europa League, having been selected from the start after managing a goal and an assist in the Gers’ last two Scottish Premiership fixtures.
Alongside Arfield, Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, Lille’s Jonathan David and Besiktas’ Atiba Hutchinson have also been named on the 13-man shortlist.
The Rangers man won the October Canadian Men’s Player of the Month award earlier this year and has been recognised for his role in the Ibrox side’s success this season.
“Scott Arfield featured for Glasgow Rangers FC in the Scottish Premiership and UEFA Europa League in 2020,” the statement read (via Canada Soccer).
“He helped the team finish second in the league standings in 2019-20 and run out in first place from the first four months of the 2020-21 season. From January through November 2020, he scored 10 goals and six assists in 32 matches across all competitions. He also won Canada Soccer Player of the Month honours in October.”
Arfield has been excellent so far this season and is continuing to produce outstanding performances into his 30s.
With Ryan Jack, Joe Aribo, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Ianis Hagi and Bongani Zungu all vying for a place in the Rangers midfield, Arfield faces plenty of competition, but his knack for scoring goals has made him a regular.
Davis is also in his 30s, so Gerrard has been no stranger to rotation, but there is no doubt that the Canadian will continue to play an important role going forward.
Looking at the competition though, Bayern’s Davies is likely to take home the award after lifting the Bundesliga and Champions League.
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